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Lebanon’s mobile market has a number of characteristics which point to great potential for future investors. To date, the penetration rate has been relatively low compared to other countries in the region, standing at 35% in 2008. The favorable demographic mix, with a large population of youth is another plus.
- Internet and Data
In 1996 Lebanon played a pioneering role when it became the first country in the Levant to offer Internet services. At the time over 30 internet service providers (ISPs) were attracted to the market by low entry barriers. Competition has since reduced this figure to less than twenty ISPs and six operational licensed data service providers (DSPs).